Notes: MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez suffered a huge crash in morning practice when he lost control at high speed at Motegi. Marquez tumbled backwards through the gravel at an estimated 120 mph. He managed to get up, gather himself and return to the Repsol Honda garage. While there he blew the gravel out of his nose and sinuses, collected himself and went back out, looking more than a bit sore.
Marquez was quickly back up to speed in the session.
Alvaro Bautista was among the other crashers in the session. He, too, was unhurt.